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Re: Free Sketchup Plugins

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I see. No, no balls. The rounded impression in the iris is only due to the fact that the side facing the viewer is only 90%, or was it 99%, I can't for the life of me remember, as large as the opposite side. So the model is indeed rounded in a sense. But not very much. The rest is something like an optical illusion, caused by the refraction/reflection.
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it is indeed an illusion, very cool :salute
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A question about Tubify: There is the setting "Sphere" and "Square". I can't see any difference. What should the two settings do?
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Okwa wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 2:07 am A question about Tubify: There is the setting "Sphere" and "Square". I can't see any difference. What should the two settings do?
ah, that's for the ends that connect to nothing. For example, if you make a cube and delete the bottom, you get a table like shape. The 4 legs sits on the ground and do not connect to any other lines, these are the ends that can either have nothing, a square or a sphere. The reason for the square is because it's the end. Having squares at the intersections of tubes doesn't look right.

You can change the segments to 4 and that will make a square tube rather than round. You'll have to remove the smoothness thought.
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Thanks for the explanation.
That I get rectangular bars instead of tubes when changing the segments to 4, I thought so myself. :D Therefore I was so puzzled about these two setting options.
By the way, thanks again for this more than practical plugin. It's a feature I didn't know I needed. And which I will now never give away again. :salute :salute :salute :salute :salute
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I'm glad you'll make use of it so my work isn't for nothing :P :salute
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@Okwa , I've updated the tools, 2 more icons. UV (using texture size) and uV (scaled to fit texture). I think you'll be using this one too...

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:shock: 8-) That looks good. Especially the end of the video, with the texture on the sphere, has me completely convinced and excited. That is unfortunately one of the biggest weaknesses of Sketchup, textures on shapes with many faces. I will try that, first thing in the morning. :D

P.S. What the heck, I tested it right away :lol:
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WOW :o that looks so NICE Chris :salute :salute :salute
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Many thanks. Just something I could put together quickly in 5 minutes. :)
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How did you make the boulders??
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Created normal spheres, then applied an extension called "Eneroth Fractal Terrain Eroder" (from the description for the extension: "Fractal Terrain Eroder subdivides the selected surfaces and then applies a Pointyness value to each vertex") to the spheres and finally used your new tool.
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Another new tool added to the set, Face Perforator. I hope you get to use it for something!

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I can't wait to try this. Fabulous work Michael, thank you. :salute <3
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I've been adding a few more tools since you last saw it, and just about to add another one today :lol: :mrgreen: :salute
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2 more tools :D same download link (I didn't update the page description yet)



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@Support As soon as I have time, I will test this immediately. This looks really very good :salute :salute :salute :salute

P.S. We desperately need a " excited" emote. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Okwa wrote: Sat Sep 23, 2023 2:01 am @Support As soon as I have time, I will test this immediately. This looks really very good :salute :salute :salute :salute
Thanks :salute
Okwa wrote: Sat Sep 23, 2023 2:01 am P.S. We desperately need a " excited" emote. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Indeed, and a crying emote too.
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Yet another tool :mrgreen:

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:excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: I told you this emote was necessary!!! EXACTLY FOR THAT!!!!! :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
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Two simple test images created with the new tool. Image one shows three asteroids. The left and the middle one are formed with Sketchwarp. The right asteroid I created with my regular method for comparison. The light comes from an artificial light source, I wanted an even illumination.
Image two shows a terrain that I created with the Terrain Generator and then made "hillier" with Sketchwarp.
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Okwa wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:33 am :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: I told you this emote was necessary!!! EXACTLY FOR THAT!!!!! :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
indeed :excited:
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Okwa wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 9:12 am Two simple test images created with the new tool. Image one shows three asteroids. The left and the middle one are formed with Sketchwarp. The right asteroid I created with my regular method for comparison. The light comes from an artificial light source, I wanted an even illumination.
Image two shows a terrain that I created with the Terrain Generator and then made "hillier" with Sketchwarp.
Nice :) you should have tried it on the third one too and used the Sketch uV to set the material nicely, but I know, it's a test. It would still be interesting to test the warp on that third one though.

I love that 2nd render. It looks, hmmm, soft, tranquil, I would move right in it if I could <3
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I have updated it again, I added a new item in the Sketchup "Window" menu (Raylectron toolbar settings) that allows you to hide the tools you don't use so the toolbar can be smaller with only the tools you use.
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:twisted: I used Sketch uV on the texture of the asteroids. :P And the meadow, not to forget. :P
And the combination of Sketchwarp and the "Erode" tool unfortunately does not work at all. Actually, the right asteroid should show the combination of these two tools. But, if I apply Sketchwarp first and then the "Erode" tool, Sketchup crashes. If I do it upside down and apply Sketchwarp to an eroded model, the model is partially ripped/teared and the inside is turned inside out. No matter how carefully I use Sketchwarp. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I do not need this update. Because I need all the tools. :lol:
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